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Resources by Topic: Injuries

National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 Emergency Department Summary Tables
Provides data on ambulatory care emergency department (ED) hospital visits. Table 1 provides metropolitan/nonmetropolitan ED visit data based on hospital location, Table 2 includes metro/nonmetro ED visit data by location of patient residence, and Table 15 has metro/nonmetro injury visit data based on hospital location.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Differences Between Rural and Urban Areas in Mortality Rates for the Leading Causes of Infant Death: United States, 2013–2015
Examines mortality rates for the five leading causes of infant, neonatal, and postneonatal death for rural, small and medium urban, and large urban counties, based on location of the mother's residence. Causes examined are congenital malformations, low birthweight, sudden infant death syndrome, maternal complications, and unintentional injuries.
Additional links: Questions for the Author, NCHStats blog
Author(s): Danielle M. Ely, Donna L. Hoyert
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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The State of Health in New Mexico 2018
Describes the health status for the population of New Mexico in rural and urban areas. Provides statistics on multiple health indicators, such as socioeconomic status, maternal and child health, chronic disease, substance use, injury, among others.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Alaska Facts and Figures: Alaska Resident Violent Death and Unintentional Injury - Specific Causes by Year (2012-2016)
Provides statistics describing cause of death and specific cause of death for Alaska residents, including violent deaths and unintentional injuries, from 2012 to 2016 by year, gender, race, age group, and public health region. Includes statistics on mortality and years of potential life lost.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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Rural Unintentional Injuries: They’re Not Accidents – They’re Preventable
Examines the three leading causes of rural unintentional injuries: transportation injuries, poisonings, and falls. Discusses how rural areas compare to urban areas for these concerns, and identifies successful rural prevention strategies related to motor vehicle fatalities, non-drug poisonings, and falls.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Injury Prevention and Control in Rural America - Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series
Webinar recording discusses the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Rural Health Series on injury prevention in rural America. Details some of the most common injury-related causes of death in rural areas, such as motor vehicle deaths, suicide, and drug overdose, as well as the evidence-based public health strategies for countering these trends.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 11/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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A Public Health Perspective to Rural Transportation Safety
Webinar recording discusses a public health approach to motor vehicle related injury and death prevention. Details public health policy interventions that aim to prevent injury, such as primary seat belt laws, speed and red light cameras, and sobriety checkpoints, among others.
Additional links: Webinar Slides
Author(s): Laurie Beck
Date: 10/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety
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National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2014 Emergency Department Summary Tables
Provides data on ambulatory care emergency department hospital visits. Table 1 includes brief metro/non-metro overview information, and Table 15 has metro/non-metro injury visit data.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Using Geospatial Mapping to Determine the Impact of All-Terrain Vehicle Crashes on Both Rural and Urban Communities
Examines all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crash patterns within a state. Compares and contrasts characteristics of ATV crashes by rurality. Includes person and crash related statistics by sex, age, seating, helmet use, fatality, crash mechanism, rurality, and more.
Author(s): Evelyn S. Qin, Charles A. Jennissen, Caroline A. Wadman, Gerene M. Denning
Citation: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 18(5), 913-922
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
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Childhood Agricultural Injuries in the U.S.
A fact sheet providing childhood agricultural injuries data and trends in the U.S. Includes a list of organizations that offer injury prevention strategies and resources.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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